Your bedroom is where you go to relax. It serves as a retreat and a place of serenity. It is essential for it to have a calm and soothing atmosphere. The right atmosphere can be attained with the careful use of bedroom lighting and colors. If you’re considering dual master bedrooms, you might like our recent article.

Using Neutral Colors

Along with creating a softer and more soothing atmosphere, neutral hues can help to make a bedroom’s design scheme timeless and classy. They may also serve as the perfect backdrop to your more visually interesting design elements like patterned bedding or drapes. Neutral colors give you the ability to completely change the look and feel of your bedroom just by changing the elements you use to accent the décor.

Use A Chandelier

bedroom lightingChandeliers are not necessarily everyone’s first thought when coming up with bedroom lighting ideas. Despite the notion that chandeliers are too extravagant for bedroom lighting, they do have some practical benefits. For one thing, they can provide ambient light. Traditional overhead lighting may be too harsh for a bedroom and may detract from the relaxing atmosphere you want to create, while a soft ambient light can enhance it. Softer lighting can affect how a room feels in that it can make it feel warmer and more comfortable. Warmth and comfort are desirable qualities for bedroom lighting. Ambient light can make it easier to see the whole room if there is not enough light from the windows or from bedside lamps.

Along with the quality of the light a chandelier provides, the chandelier itself is a decorative addition that can enhance the bedroom’s décor. It can be used as the focal point for the bedroom’s design scheme or serve as a complementary element.

Choosing the Right Chandelier for Bedroom Lighting

First, you will want one that works well with the rest of your bedroom’s design scheme. You will want to take the finish of the chandelier into account as well as the style. For example, you can choose one with a finish that matches your bedroom’s door hardware or other elements in your room. Consider also the kind of light that it provides. This is especially important if it will be your main form of bedroom lighting; in this case, bulbs that are not shaded may be a good idea. Shaded bulbs may be better for providing diffused bedroom lighting in order to supplement lamps or natural lighting.

Measure Twice, Buy Once

Note that an oversized chandelier will distract from everything else in the room. One that is too small will not be bright enough to provide adequate bedroom lighting. In order to avoid getting a chandelier that is too big or too small, it is important to get the bedroom’s measurements first. The height of the chandelier you choose should be calculated at two to three inches for each foot of the wall’s height. Therefore, a room with ten-foot ceilings should have a chandelier that is no longer than 20-30 inches. For bedrooms with lower ceilings or smaller dimensions (such as a child’s bedroom), there are mini-chandeliers that may be more appropriate.

Chandeliers are best suited for bedroom lighting if your ceilings are above nine feet; anything less and it will be necessary to use one of the smaller options. The chandelier should also be installed over the room’s focal point rather than in the center of the ceiling.